The Gulf Coast

Posing Beauty in African American Culture

October 06, 2017 to January 21, 2018 in Mobile , AL

Tuesday through Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Thursday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., admission by donation (pay what you can); Closed on Mondays and all City Holidays


Posing Beauty in African American Culture, an exhibition opening October 6, 2017 at Mobile Museum of Art, explores the understanding of how African and African American beauty has been represented in historical and contemporary contexts through a diverse range of media including photography, film, video, fashion, advertising, and other forms of popular culture such as music and the Internet. Artists in the exhibition include, among others, Carrie Mae Weems, Gordon Parks, Charles “Teenie” Harris, Sheila Pree Bright, Leonard Freed, Renee Cox, Anthony Barboza, Bruce Davidson, Mickalene Thomas, and Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe. Posing Beauty in African American Culture is on view at Mobile Museum of Art October 6, 2017 through January 21, 2018. Support for Mobile Museum of Art provided by the City of Mobile, the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.